Washington’s Foreign Policy


US History The Early Republic Washington's Foreign Policy
Students learn about Washington's foreign policy, the Proclamation of Neutrality, and Washington's Farewell Address. They discover the impact that Washington's address has on our government today.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn about Washington’s foreign policy, the Proclamation of Neutrality, and Washington’s Farewell Address. They discover the impact that Washington’s address has on our government today.

Students will work in small groups for scene 1.

Objective:

  • Explain Washington’s foreign policy, including the goal of neutrality and the impact of his Farewell Address


At the beginning of George Washington’s first term in 1789, the new President was responsible for setting up a new government in the United States as well as establishing relationships with foreign nations. In dealing with foreign policy, Washington adopted a policy of “neutrality.”

Objective:

  • Explain Washington’s foreign policy, including the goal of neutrality and the impact of his Farewell Address




Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)


Working with your small group, enter synonyms for the term “neutrality” in the word cloud below. To enter more than one synonym, separate them with a comma, like this: Georgia, Texas.

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With your small group, develop a definition for the word “neutrality.”

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Ask a few students to share their thoughts on the meaning of the term neutrality. Clarify the definition for all students: “the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict or disagreement; impartiality.”


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